Please, provide the information!!!

The Prime Minister and Minister of Information, Dr. Keith Mitchell, as part of his efforts to rebuild his image, has issued a challenge to the local media. Dr. Mitchell has had a somewhat hot and cold relationship with the media during his 13 year stint from June 1995 to July 2008 with several media houses and some individual journalists. Describing himself as a changed man, the newly elected Prime Minister has signaled his intention to operate a more open door and friendly policy towards the media. It is not clear whether Hamlet Mark, the new Senior Advisor to the Prime … Continue reading

Doki’ shares Easter joy with children at hospital

Children hospitalised at the General Hospital in St. George’s over the long Easter weekend had their spirits lifted when they were paid a surprise visit by popular Discovery Kids character, ‘Doki’. ‘Doki’, loved by children around the world, is the mascot of Discovery Kids Channel and the star of the soon to be launched show where viewers follow ‘Doki’ and his friends as they embark on fascinating expeditions to discover the wonders of the world. The new ‘Doki’ series will premier on Discovery Kids, Flow Channel 86, on April 15. The character’s visit to the hospital was jointly coordinated by … Continue reading

First female Grenadian governor Bynoe dies at 91

Dame Hilda Bynoe, the first native-born governor of Grenada, passed away yesterday morning in Trinidad, after ailing since December. She was 91. Bynoe was the first woman governor in the British Commonwealth and the first native governor of Grenada. Grenadian Prime Minister Keith Mitchell has lauded her accomplishments, calling her a “patriotic Grenadian.” Mitchell took time out from a Cabinet meeting yesterday to speak with the Sunday Guardian and to send his condolences to the Bynoe family, thanking them for the time he said they loaned her to Grenada and the wider Caribbean in service. “Grenada considers the passing of … Continue reading

80-year old Carriacou Granny Raped

An elderly woman from Carriacou was savagely raped by a 41-year old man. Henson Joseph a Shoemaker of Grand Bay, Carriacou was brought to court on the mainland on Monday on a charge of rape of the 80-year old woman from the sister isle. The incident allegedly took place in the early morning of April 2 at the woman’s home. A source told Newspaper, the woman who is bed-ridden and lives alone had retired for the night when she was allegedly attacked by Joseph who used insulting language to her. The source said the woman was awaken when she haeard … Continue reading

The challenge to the Coroner’s Act

Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Christopher Nelson has formally agreed to challenge the ruling of a judge to quash a charge of manslaughter pending the holding of a Coroner’s Inquest. The DPP told THE NEW TODAY newspaper that he intends to pursue the promise made earlier to challenge the decision handed down by High Court Judge, Justice Sptimus Rudd to quash the criminal proceedings against five Police Officers in connection with the death of Grenadian-born Peter Oscar Bartholomew in December 2011. Bartholomew who gained Canadian Citizenship was visiting Grenada over the Christmas period with his Canadian wife, Dollette Cyr Bartholomew, … Continue reading

Coroner’s Inquest set for May 13

The pieces have been put together for the possible start on May 13 of the Coroner’s Inquest into the death of Grenadian-born Peter Oscar Bartholomew on December 27, 2011. The 39-year old Bartholomew who gained Canadian Citizenship was at the time visiting his homeland with his French-speaking Canadian wife, Dollette Cyr Bartholomew when he was allegedly beaten at the St. David’s Police Station at Petit Esperance on December 26, 2011 by a group of Police Officers, and subsequently died the following morning at the General Hospital as a result of the injuries he sustained. A post-mortem conducted by pathologist, Dr. … Continue reading

Training for police, military and fire personnel

The annual training for the CARICOM Disaster Relief Unit (CDRU) Workshop for 2013 concludes in Grenada today (Friday). A total of 37 participants from the disciplined forces (police, military & fire) representing 14 countries throughout the Caribbean are participating in the five-day workshop at Flamboyant Hotel. This regional training workshop is designed to prepare the incoming CDRU for their role as the primary response unit for the Caribbean during the period June 2013 to June 2014. The workshop also gives participants an opportunity for the CDRU team to meet as a body and to understand their roles, responsibilities and functions … Continue reading

Line of March for local media

The local media have been cautioned against publishing stories relating to government’s action without first verifying its authenticity. It was done Saturday night at what was referred to as a “Meet and Greet session” for senior managers and editors of media houses to meet with the Government’s Communication Team at Mt. Cinnamon Hotel at Morne Rouge, St. George’s. Prime Minister and Minister of Information, Dr. Keith Mitchell told the press corp that the local media still needed to do a lot more investigative work. Stating that he had never attended a journalism school, he said he believes that this is … Continue reading

No apparent change

Grenada’s seven-week-old Keith Mitchell-led New National Party (NNP) government has apparently done an about turn over the Boundary Delimitation agreement signed by its predecessor in office with neighbouring Trinidad and Tobago. The new administration in St. George’s has signaled its intention to engage as soon as possible in the exploration and exploitation of Grenada’s hydrocarbon deposits with Port-of-Spain. Prior to the February 19 change of government in Grenada, the Tillman Thomas-led National Democratic Congress (NDC) government had signed a boundary agreement, as well as energy development agreements with Trinidad and Tobago. The new government in delivering the Throne Speech last … Continue reading

Now we awaiting the first budget

In another week or so, the new Government of the NNP with all Fifteen seats in the Lower House of Parliament, will be in control for two months – and before the end of this month the Nation’s Budget must be in place. We have had a whole lot of huge sums quoted by those in authority, touching and concerning debts and other payments due and owing by the Government to many sources outside, and no doubt to some on the inside from whom credit facilities had been obtained over the years, to carry out the operations of the state. … Continue reading